Liberty University offers a Master of Arts degree in Religion with a specialization in Homiletics for students interested in learning about the Bible and teaching others through preaching and sermons as part of their commitment to the church. Students will explore homiletics to develop various styles of preaching, including the preaching of evangelism, and the teaching of the Old and New Testaments for the purpose of expanding their leadership and preaching style.
The program consists of courses that emphasize the progress of pastoral leadership, the ability to preach, and the development of preaching styles. Those classes include Introduction to Apologetics, History of Christianity, Discipleships Ministries, Spiritual Formation, Contemporary Evangelism, Global Studies Survey, Preparation of the Sermon, New Testament Orientation, Hermeneutics, Old Testament Orientation, Introduction to Seminary Studies, Systematic Theology, Expository Preaching, Evangelistic Preaching, Preaching from the Old Testament, and Preaching from the New Testament.
Students will demonstrate the ability to represent themselves as educated professionals upon meeting the qualifications that come with graduation. These qualifications include a foundational knowledge of the Bible, intended to help the graduate apply biblical truth to contemporary and cultural issues; to demonstrate a competency in biblical education in order to become a more well-versed leader and professional; to demonstrate the skills necessary for effective oral, written, and visual communication, including the basic use of communications technology; and to demonstrate the leadership ability and professionalism appropriate for roles in ministry.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)